Said Dokins in Europe

Mexico City based artist Said Dokins is visiting various cities across Europe and he is creating some amazing pieces on his way.
In Germany Said did some interventions of the series “The Hidden Text” in the context of IBUG Festival, in Limbach, Oberfrona and at OpenSpaceGallery in Halle.
Now he is in Bordeaux to present an Exhibition in Cox Gallery.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. IBUg Street Art Festival, Limbach Germany. – Photo: Patrick Richter

This year, IBUg Festival took place in a small textile factory in Limbach,  abandoned just after the  fall of the Berlin Wall. The project “The Hidden Text”, attempts to elaborate a reflection on history and the marks that certain events leave behind. In Germany, the former division remains there in a different way, it’s visible through architecture, people’s life style, economy, or even social control and politics.

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Sun/Moon ‘Die verborgene Schrift’, 2016. Freiraumgaleriel, Halle, Germany. – Photo: Leonardo Luna

In Halle, another connotation is added to the project. It is an abandoned neighborhood, that is going through a recovery process. OpenSpaceGallery has created a recovery program through art, creating murals among other strategies of neighborhood improvement, which favor dialogue with the community, and also elaborate participative prognosis, where the inhabitants share their needs and inquiries.

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By Said Dokins II

Click here for previous post full of Said Dokins’ amazing walls.

Said Dokins’ last wall is located in Brickline, London, created with the support of @globalstreetart to commemorate the anniversary of the abduction and subsequent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa’s Teacher College in the Mexican state of Guerrero.
This is a series of calligrams of concrete poetry, featuring Rosario Ibarra’s words:
“You will rise from any place, anywhere, to greet and hug me, and recover in that embrace, all the suns that they have stolen from me”
“They took them alive! We want them alive!”

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~ By Said Dokins ~ Soles robados – Brickline, London

Said Dokins Brickline London

~ By Said Dokins ~ Soles robados – Brickline, London

The second mural titled “Devenir animal” (becoming animal) is another collaboration with French artist Monkey Bird in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Meet Tiger N

Tiger N is a street artist born in Hidalgo Michoacan, Mexico.
He started painting with his friends from high school 8 years ago. He says that he wasn’t good at painting letters, however, he has always enjoyed drawing portraits.

I asked Tiger a couple of questions about his work and plans for the future:

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~ By Tiger N ~

How would you describe your style?
“My style is as realistic and surreal, and I try to combine real images with a more metaphorical sense that differs from reality.”

Do you have someone who has been an inspiration to you/who influenced your work?
“Yes, I have had many but the one that influenced me the most is the Maclaim Crew.”

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~ By Tiger N ~

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By Germen Crew

Last summer, the Mexican government invited street artists of the Germen Crew to paint a large mural in an effort to reduce violence.
They painted 209 houses on a hill in the depressed neighbourhood of Palmitas in Pachuca, Mexico and it is believed to be the country’s largest mural.

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~ By Germen Crew ~ El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – Palmitas, Pachuca – Photo: AP/Sofia Jaramillo

“The mural covers some 20,000 square meters and the artists used around 20,000 litres of paint to create the impressive piece called ‘El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas’.[…] They hope the project will help inspire young people in the area to use art as a means of self-expression. As German Crew member Uriel del Rio told Al-Jazeera: ‘Graffiti, art, and its history have transformed us and allowed us to avoid…bad decisions. From our experience, we propose it can change the lives of others.'”
– The Telegraph

Mexico Painting the Town

~ By Germen Crew (Irving Trejo) ~ El Macro Mural Barrio de Palmitas – Palmitas, Pachuca – Photo: AP/Sofia Jaramillo

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Meet Neuzz

Migues Mejia – better known as Neuzz is an artist and illustrator based in Mexico City with a degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.
His vibrant street art combines traditional symbols and deadly figures. During the process of creating his murals he likes to incorporate things/trash he finds in the street and use them f.e. as a stencil.

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~ By Neuzz and Zime ~ Photo: streetartutopia

Neuzz is fascinated by masks: “I started to use the concept of the mask first for its aesthetic, which has always seemed impactful and even tenebrous to me. In the case of the masks that are made in Mexico in particular, they serve as an instrument of interaction and spiritual communication between the animal-man and the forces of nature, and also with the magical and spiritual world. When a character appears wearing a mask in my drawings or illustrations, it means that it is a phantom spirit.”
– Neuzz, from thewynwoodwalls

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Who Is SEVER ?

SEVER is a graffiti artist from Los Angeles and the member of MSK, AWR and TSL crews.
By the general public he got known mostly for his controversial street art than for his graffiti skills.
Sever is considered one of the cleanest painters who really knows how to make the simplest letters floss.

~ By SEVER ~ Mexico - Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Mexico – Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Photo: toprotectandsever.com

~ By SEVER ~ Photo: toprotectandsever.com

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